Equitable Distribution: What is Hybrid Property?

When spouses in Virginia get divorced, they may ask the court to divide their property. The process of division of property is called “equitable distribution” in Virginia. This process is governed by … [Read more...]

Alcoholic Drinks To-Go in Virginia

As Covid-19 restrictions lift across the Commonwealth, many citizens are looking forward to socializing in settings that have been closed or limited for the past year. Local restaurants and bars are … [Read more...]

Beneficiary Forms: An important piece of Estate Planning

Beneficiary forms - transfer on death designations (TOD), pay on death designations (POD), or just "beneficiary" forms in general - are all helpful tools when putting an estate plan in place. When you … [Read more...]

The Power of Partition

There comes a day in many of our lives when you are talking with friends, family-members or roommates and you all decide it would be an amazing idea to all split the cost of something expensive.  That … [Read more...]

Title insurance: What is it and why do I need it?

Buying a home can be a happy, but stressful process.  As you pour over the documents that you are provided at closing, you notice a line for title insurance, and think why do I need that? Title … [Read more...]

Updates in Virginia Criminal Law: Odor of marijuana not enough for vehicle search

On March 1, 2021, several sweeping criminal justice reforms that were passed in last summer’s special session of the General Assembly went into effect in Virginia.  One of the largest reforms were … [Read more...]

Virginia is now a “Hands Free” State

As of January 1, 2021, Virginia is one of many “hands free” states when it comes to cell phone use behind the wheel.   Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 46.2-818.2 it is now unlawful for a driver to … [Read more...]

Now Showing: WMMLEGAL Offers Real Estate Closings

We are proud to announce that effective immediately, Winslow, McCurry & MacCormac, PLLC is offering real estate closings as a legal service in the greater Chesterfield region and we invite you to … [Read more...]

Felonies in Virginia

Virginia categorizes crimes as either misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious charges and thus carry less severe sentences, which typically means little or no jail time and lower … [Read more...]

Why a Will Matters to your Survivors: Security

There is a common belief that "I don't need a will" or "it doesn't do anything the law doesn't already do".  As estate attorneys, we see the issues that arise when someone passes and a will has not … [Read more...]